Sodium Bicarbonate for Severe Acidemia Beneficial ...

Sodium bicarbonate infusions decreased the risk of death or organ failure among ICU patients with acute kidney injury and severe metabolic acidemia.

Low T Tied to Sugary Drinks

Among men aged 20-39 years, those in the top quartile of sugar-sweetened beverage intake had 2.3-fold greater odds of low testosterone than those in the bottom quartile.

Calcified Plaques Hinder Peyronie's Disease Tx

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum therapy is associated with significantly worse improvement in penile curvature in men with calcified plaques.

Apixaban Cuts Bleeding in HD With ...

Apixaban recipients had a 28% lower risk for major bleeding compared with patients treated with warfarin.

How to Deal With 'Difficult' Patients

Clinicians can manage their emotions and behaviors to meet the challenges of working productively with sometimes abrasive and argumentative patients.

PIVOT Study Results Challenged

Researchers question the generalizability of a major study showing no significant difference in cancer-specific and overall survival between surgery and observation for localized prostate cancer.

Robotic, Open Cystectomy Offer Comparable Bladder ...

In a randomized study, patients who underwent robotic-assisted and open radical cystectomy had similar 2-year progression survival rates.

Noninvasive Devices for AVF Creation

The devices use 1 or 2 catheters placed within the blood vessels to form AVFs in the arms of patients on hemodialysis.

An Underappreciated Vulnerability: Medical Devices

Hackers' attempts to steal data could lead to malfunction of MRI machines, implantable defibrillators, insulin pumps, and other devices.

Boosting Revenue by Seeing More—or Fewer—Patients

Medical practices have a variety of strategies they can employ to boost revenue.

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